Topics Textile fabrics--France--19th century
, Decoration and ornament--Plant forms
, Wool (textile)
, FLoral patterns
, Dress goods
, Warp printing
, Textural design
, Sample books
Publisher [publisher not identified]
Call number NK8849 C64
Digitizing sponsor Federally funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services
Book contributor Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library
Collection clarkartinstitutelibrary; americana
Notes Full margins and gutter included to avoid cropping text and illustrations. Verso of sheets not photographed.
Pages missing: numbered 367-B through 376-B and 410-C through 499-C.
Page numbered 380-C is duplicated.
Label mounted on inside of over-all folder: "Empire collection, containing 494 pieces in three volumes and classified under thirteen groups. The collection embraces a richly diverse cross section of the best French fabrics for dresswear mostly created during the Empire period dating about 1834 to 1884 ... [from] many mills from all over France ... Translation"
Many of the mounted fabric samples are dated 1906 or 1909.
Title variant: Empire Collection.
Forms part of the Mary Ann Beinecke Decorative Art Collection.